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View on the castle and churches of Riga from the Daugava river.

Looking from left to right are:

The Riga Castle is the official residence of the president of Latvia. It is one of the most significant and oldest monument of the fourteenth-century history and architecture. The castle has been rebuilt more than once and it acquired its present appearance in the 60s of the nineteenth-century.

The Dome Cathedral is the largest place of worship in the Baltic and its beautiful organ which is one of the biggest in Europe (6768 pipes). The cathedral was founded in 1211 and its present interior dating from the 17th century.

Saint Peter's Church dating back to the 13th century is famous for its wooden tower (unfortunately the wood was replaced by metal in recent restoration) the highest in Europe at that time.

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